A TOTAL of 40 bands breaking new ground on the alternative music scene are descending on Bridgwater & Albion RFC on Saturday for a full day’s rock-out.

From the makers of 2013’s Morbid Mash-Up and Bridgwater’s still-fresh Shenanigans nights comes this weekend’s New Age Festival.

Sedgemoor-born Tom Yeo is one of the brains behind New Age. “We’re striving to provide original music – proper bands that are trying to forge their way in the industry, writing their own songs,” he says.

“This is an opportunity for people to come and see bands that are, or could be, the next biggest bands.

“People will then be able to say, ‘I saw this band play before they made it big’. That’s the sort of thing we are trying to do.”

Among the artists secured for the New Age line-up are: GLAMOUR OF THE KILL: A York foursome that Metal Hammer magazine christened “a new crossover phenomenon in the making.”

IDIOM: A DIY quartet of ‘veracious’ males who have made appearances at Download, Nass and Blood Stock.

THE COMPUTERS: A headlining act from Exeter calling themselves “the saviours of soul, the heavy weight champions of rock n' roll.”

ZOLTAR SPEAKS: Female-fronted rock outfit from the ‘dusty hollows’ of Minehead.

THE FIRST: Supporting Black Sabbath, these ‘melodic rockers’ come from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

TELLISON: A five-piece ‘waking-nightmare of a band’ hailing from Hammersmith in London.

The gates open at 11am and an after-party with a DJ will carry on after 11pm until the early hours.

For tickets at £16.50, including a booking fee, click on seetickets.com/Tour/new-age-festival